The Spartanburg Methodist College Student Government Association has selected the following students to serve as officers and members for the 2013-2014 Academic year:
Preston Morton – President, son of David and Phyllis Morton of Loris.
Anne Kelsey-Zibert was honored as the Greenville County Teacher of the Year Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Greenville. The club helps provide the financial award.
The teachers of the year were announced in August.
Amber Howard is the Blue Ridge High School “Tiger of the Month” for September. The faculty nominates one student based on personal conduct, work ethic, demonstrated academic achievement or improvement and citizenship.
Following a national search for a microbiology, anatomy and physiology candidate, Spartanburg Methodist College has announced the faculty appointment of Dr. Robert Stinson as a tenured Professor of Biology.
Dr. Stinson, a Missouri native, has extensive college teaching experience, most recently at Barstow Community College in California. Previously Dr. Stinson taught at Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas; Bainbridge College in Georgia, where he also served as Chairman of the Division of Arts and Sciences; and South Texas Community College in McAllen, Texas.
RMS Volleyball Team will play against Greenville on Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m.at Greenville Middle School
Technology is a big part of the day in Samantha Stansell's Washington Center class.
Students use communication devices to communicate wants, needs, likes, dislikes and to make choices. During circle time, students use a pre-programmed BigMack to say "Good morning," a Step-by-Step device to spell and count during calendar time, and the Ipad to identify the day’s weather.
Students at Woodland Elementary participated in the "Jump for Reading" summer reading program sponsored by Pam Hill and Courtney Rouse, Media Specialists.
Students who read at least 15 books during the summer were rewarded with a jump party in a bounce house. Top readers in each grade also received a Barnes and Noble gift card.
Top readers were:
Larry Jackson of Greenville was confirmed as chairman of the Bob Jones University Board of Trustees.
Jackson replaces Bob Jones III who last May announced his intention to step down as chairman and become a member of BJU’s Associate Board of Trustees. He continues as university chancellor. Jones served as chairman for over 15 years.
Southern Dance Connection has joined More Than Just Great Dancing (MT JGD) as an affiliate with the international program. The association aligns the Greer studio with a higher standard of dance instruction and management principles.
MT JGD is a community of dance studio owners committed to providing more than excellent dance instruction. It was founded by Misty Lown in La Crosse, Wis.
Mayor Rick Danner left Saturday for China for his second economic trip within a year. This trip differs than his visit last September in that it will directly result with China interests in the Greer Inland Port and educational opportunities within the upstate.
The 9-day trip will take Danner and the delegation to Hengshui and Handan.
Girls on the Run is coming to Greer.
The 10-week program combines training for a 5K run with esteem-enhancing workouts for girls ages 8-15. The program, sponsored by the Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital is focused on inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that integrates running.
Joel Townsend, 22, of Greer, completed a 77-day wilderness expedition traveling in New Zealand with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
To begin the semester-long journey, students took to the water in sea kayaks. The Marlborough Sounds area was the outdoor classroom for this section of the semester. Students began by learning basic kayak techniques and water travel skills.
A $500,000 grant has been awarded to the Carolinas Institute for Community Policing (CICP), a department of the Corporate and Career Development division at Greenville Technical College. This award was the only one of its kind given by the U.S. Department of Justice.
CICP will manage the grant funds to deliver a curriculum called Blue Courage: The Heart and Mind of the Guardian to public safety professionals across the country. The focus of this training is to re-instill a sense of, and commitment to, the purpose and nobility of the policing profession. This curriculum also supports the transition of law enforcement training to a more holistic approach, which provides officers with ways to address their mental and emotional health.
Greer State Bank is introducing a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to Greer High School students by providing them with access to the “EverFi – Financial Literacy” learning platform.
The web-based program – Dollar$cholar – uses media technology – simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through this platform, students will become certified in hundreds of topics in personal finance, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens.
President’s Awards were presented to Greenville Technical College employees at the school’s convocation on Friday.
Erin Smith and Shirley Woods were recognized for overall representation of all facets of service excellence.
Claire Blouir's Washington Center class began their school year with an Ocean Life unit.
They talked about several animals that live in the ocean and participated in a "Baby Shark" song.
They created a hand print aquarium and discussed water density, and floating in salt water vs. fresh water. The students took turns stirring salt into water for a "floating egg" experiment.
The image of 29 portable buildings around a makeshift courtyard in a field is the visualization David Langley of Langley Associates Architects used as inspiration for his design of the future Greer Middle College Charter (GMCC) High School.
Langley was in attendance this morning at Village Hospital’s Community Center when GMCC Principal Bill Roach presented to community leaders the design, costs and tentative schedule for the proposed $10.9 million campus to be located across from Greenville Technical College in Greer. Greenville Tech will lease GMCC the land for the facilities.
Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, recently reopened the renovated student dining room of the Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common — the major dining facility on the BJU campus.
Joined by representatives of the University family, contractors and city, county and state officials, Jones recognized donors and several individuals who played key roles in the nearly $6 million renovation project. Following the brief program, attendees enjoyed lunch in the newly-renovated facilities.